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Myocardial injury determination improves risk stratification and predicts mortality in COVID-19 patients.

Cardiol J 2020 Jun 26. Epub 2020 Jun 26.

Department of Cardiology, University Hospital Ramon y Cajal, Madrid, Spain.

Background: Despite being associated with worse prognosis in patients with COVID-19, systematic determination of myocardial injury is not recommended. The aim of the study was to study the effect of myocardial injury assessment on risk stratification of COVID-19 patients.

Methods: Seven hundred seven consecutive adult patients admitted to a large tertiary hospital with confirmed COVID-19 were included. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.5603/CJ.a2020.0089DOI Listing

Diagnosis of large, mobile thrombus in transit within a patent foramen ovale by echocardiography.

Cardiol J 2020 ;27(3):325-326

Division of Cardiology, Department of Internal Medicine, Yeungnam University Medical Center, Daegu, Korea, Republic Of.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.5603/CJ.2020.0086DOI Listing
January 2020

Rare case of mitral annulus disjunction and noncompaction-like myocardium.

Cardiol J 2020 ;27(3):323-324

Sands Constellation Heart Institute, Rochester Regional Health, Rochester, NY, USA.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.5603/CJ.2020.0085DOI Listing
January 2020

Aortic bioprothesis dehiscence in the context of a chronic endocarditis.

Cardiol J 2020 ;27(3):322

Cardiac Surgery Department of Hospital de Santa Marta - Centro Hospitalar Lisboa Central, Rua de Santa Marta, nº 50, 1169-024, 1169-024 Lisbon, Portugal.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.5603/CJ.2020.0084DOI Listing
January 2020

A case of drug-coated balloon treatment for two total occluded lesions in a patient with acute coronary syndrome.

Cardiol J 2020 ;27(3):320-321

Division of Cardiology, Department of Internal Medicine, Ulsan Medical Center, Ulsan, South Korea.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.5603/CJ.2020.0083DOI Listing
January 2020

Virtual fractional flow reserve and virtual coronary stent guided percutaneous coronary intervention.

Cardiol J 2020 ;27(3):318-319

Department of Cardiology, West China Hospital, Sichuan University, Chengdu, China.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.5603/CJ.2020.0082DOI Listing
January 2020

Silent plaque rupture in the left main stem assessed by optical coherence tomography.

Cardiol J 2020 ;27(3):316-317

Division of Cardiology, Severance Cardiovascular Hospital, Yonsei University College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea, Republic Of.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.5603/CJ.2020.0081DOI Listing
January 2020

Combining anatomy and physiology: New angiography-based and computed tomography coronary angiography-derived fractional flow reserve indices.

Cardiol J 2020 ;27(3):225-229

National Heart and Lung Institute, Imperial College London, United Kingdom.

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January 2020

Prevalence and prognostic relevance of myocardial inflammation and cardiotropic viruses in non-ischemic dilated cardiomyopathy.

Cardiol J 2020 Jun 22. Epub 2020 Jun 22.

Department of Pathology, Forensic Medicine and Pharmacology, Faculty of Medicine, Vilnius University, M. K. Ciurlionio 21, LT-03101 Vilnius, Lithuania.

Background: Non-ischemic dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM) is a heterogeneous disease with a spectrum of etiological factors. However, subsets of the disease are not well-characterized with respect to these factors. The aim of this study was to evaluate the prevalence of myocardial inflammation and cardiotropic viruses in DCM patients and their impact on clinical outcome. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.5603/CJ.a2020.0088DOI Listing

Artificial intelligence and automation in valvular heart diseases.

Cardiol J 2020 Jun 22. Epub 2020 Jun 22.

Department of Cardiac Surgery,Ruijin Hospital affiliated to School of Medicine, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China.

Artificial intelligence (AI) is gradually changing every aspect of social life, and healthcare is no exception. The clinical procedures that were supposed to, and could previously only be handled by human experts can now be carried out by machines in a more accurate and efficient way. The coming era of big data and the advent of supercomputers provides great opportunities to the development of AI technology for the enhancement of diagnosis and clinical decision-making. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.5603/CJ.a2020.0087DOI Listing

NT-proBNP increase during stress echocardiography predicts significant changes in ischemic mitral regurgitation severity in patients qualified for surgical revascularization.

Cardiol J 2020 Jun 9. Epub 2020 Jun 9.

1st Chair and Department of Cardiology, Medical University of Warsaw, Poland, Warsaw.

Background: In many patients, significant changes in ischemic mitral regurgitation (IMR) severity during exercise can be observed independent of the degree of IMR at rest. This study aimed to investigate the correlations between N-terminal fragment B-type natriuretic peptide (NT-proBNP) and echocardiography measurements at rest and at peak exercise in patients with moderate IMR who qualified for surgical revascularization.

Methods: A total of 100 patients eligible for coronary artery bypass grafting, were included in this prospective study. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.5603/CJ.a2020.0078DOI Listing

Prediction of the hypertension risk in teenagers.

Cardiol J 2020 Jun 9. Epub 2020 Jun 9.

Department of Pediatric Cardiology and General Pediatrics, Medical University of Warsaw.

Background: Creation of a hypertension risk stratification model and development of an algorithm to detect hypertension in teenagers.

Methods: The study group consisted of 690 middle and high school students, aged 15-17 years, from the metropolitan area of Warsaw, Poland. Information concerning family history and presence of risk factors for cardiovascular disease was gathered. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.5603/CJ.a2020.0079DOI Listing

Successful management of arteriovenous fistula after coronary catheterization via the snuffbox approach.

Cardiol J 2020 ;27(2):200-201

Department of Cardiology, District Hospital, 10 Lesna Street, 89-600 Chojnice, Poland.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.5603/CJ.2020.0043DOI Listing
January 2020

First-in-man intravascular ultrasound guidance of percutaneous pulmonary valve implantation.

Cardiol J 2020 ;27(2):202-203

Cardinal Stefan Wyszyński Institute of Cardiology, Warsaw, Poland.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.5603/CJ.2020.0044DOI Listing
January 2020

Histopathologically confirmed very late stent thrombosis associated with stent fracture after implantation of first-generation drug eluting stent.

Cardiol J 2020 ;27(2):204-205

Department of Cardiovascular Medicine, Faculty of Medicine and Graduate School of Medicine, Hokkaido University, Sapporo, Japan, West 7, North 15, Kita-ku, 060-8638 Sapporo, Japan.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.5603/CJ.2020.0045DOI Listing
January 2020

Recurrent myocardial infarction caused by peripartum left main spontaneous coronary artery dissection, extending to the left anterior descending artery and left circumflex artery.

Cardiol J 2020 ;27(2):206-207

Department of Cardiology, Geneva University Hospital, Geneva, Switzerland, Gabrielle- Perret-Gentil 4, 1205 Genève, Switzerland.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.5603/CJ.2020.0046DOI Listing
January 2020

Migrated remnant bioresorbable scaffolds in a left main bifurcation lesion: Insights from optical coherence tomography.

Cardiol J 2020 ;27(2):208-209

Division of Cardiology, Severance Cardiovascular Hospital, Yonsei University College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea, Republic Of.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.5603/CJ.2020.0047DOI Listing
January 2020

'Windsock' type atrial septal aneurysm in an adult causing paradoxical embolism.

Cardiol J 2020 ;27(2):210-211

Department of Cardiology, Nilratan Sircar Medical College and Hospital, Kolkata, West Bengal.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.5603/CJ.2020.0048DOI Listing
January 2020

Isolated right atrial appendage thrombus in transoesophageal echocardiogram before invasive intervention.

Cardiol J 2020 ;27(2):214-215

Department of Cardiology, Universitary Hospital of Burgos, Avenida Islas Baleares 3, 09006 Burgos, Spain.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.5603/CJ.2020.0050DOI Listing
January 2020

Moderate to severe ischemic mitral regurgitation: More data to guide the choice. Why not consider the use of subvalvular repair?

Cardiol J 2020 ;27(2):220-222

Department of Cardiac Surgery, Center Cardiologique du Nord, Saint-Denis, Paris, France.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.5603/CJ.2020.0051DOI Listing
January 2020

Subannular repair for moderate to severe ischemic mitral regurgitation: Still a long way to go. Authors' reply.

Cardiol J 2020 ;27(2):223-224

SunState Key Laboratory of Cardiovascular Disease, Department of Adult Cardiac Surgery, Fuwai Hospital, National Center for Cardiovascular Disease, Chinese Academy of Medical Science, Peking Union Medical College, Beijing, China.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.5603/CJ.2020.0052DOI Listing
January 2020

Diagnostic accuracy and reproducibility of optical flow ratio for functional evaluation of coronary stenosis in a prospective series.

Cardiol J 2020 May 21. Epub 2020 May 21.

Med-X Research Institute Shanghai Jiao Tong University, No. 1954, Hua Shan Road, 200030 Shanghai, China.

Background: Evaluating prospectively the feasibility, accuracy and reproducibility of optical flow ratio (OFR), a novel method of computational physiology based on optical coherence tomography (OCT).

Methods And Results: Sixty consecutive patients (76 vessels) underwent prospectively OCT, angiography-based quantitative flow ratio (QFR) and fractional flow ratio (FFR). OFR was computed offline in a central core-lab by analysts blinded to FFR. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.5603/CJ.a2020.0071DOI Listing

Secondary prevention of coronary artery disease in Poland. Results from the POLASPIRE survey.

Cardiol J 2020 May 21. Epub 2020 May 21.

I Department of Cardiology, Interventional Electrocardiology and Hypertension, Institute of Cardiology, Jagiellonian University Medical College, Krakow, Poland.

Background: The highest priority in preventive cardiology is given to patients with established coronary artery disease (CAD). The aim of the study was to assess the current implementation of the guidelines for secondary prevention in everyday clinical practice by evaluating control of the main risk factors and the cardioprotective medication prescription rates in patients following hospitalization for CAD.

Methods: Fourteen departments of cardiology participated in the study. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.5603/CJ.a2020.0072DOI Listing

Complexity assessment and technical aspect of coronary angiogram and percutaneous coronary intervention following transcatheter aortic valve implantation.

Cardiol J 2020 May 21. Epub 2020 May 21.

Cardiology Service, Geneva University Hospitals, Geneva, Switzerland.

Background: Performing selective coronary angiogram (CA) and percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) post transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI) may be challenging with various success rates of coronary ostia engagement.

Methods: Among all patients who underwent CA and/or PCI after TAVI from the documented single center TAVI registry, ostia cannulation success was reported according to the quality of ostia engagement and artery opacification, and was classified as either selective, partially selective or non-selective but sufficient for diagnosis.

Results: Among the 424 consecutive TAVI procedures performed at the aforementioned institution, 20 (4. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.5603/CJ.a2020.0073DOI Listing

Elevated circulating level of P2X7 receptor is related to severity of coronary artery stenosis and prognosis of acute myocardial infarction.

Cardiol J 2020 May 21. Epub 2020 May 21.

The First Affiliated Hospital of Wenzhou Medical University, wenzhou, China.

Background: Acute myocardial infarction (AMI) is a severely life-threatening cardiovascular disease. Previous research has identified an association between the P2X7 receptor (P2X7R) and the development of atherosclerosis. However, the correlation of its expression with the clinical prognosis of patients with AMI remains unclear. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.5603/CJ.a2020.0074DOI Listing

Assessment of anti-dislodgment capability for contemporary drug eluting stents.

Cardiol J 2020 May 21. Epub 2020 May 21.

Beijing Anzhen Hospital.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.5603/CJ.a2020.0076DOI Listing

Atrial flow regulator as a novel therapy for patients with chronic heart failure.

Cardiol J 2020 21;27(3):309-311. Epub 2020 May 21.

Department of Cardiology and Angiology, Kashubian Center for Heart and Vascular Diseases, Pomeranian Hospitals, Jagalskiego 10, 84-200 Wejherowo, Poland.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.5603/CJ.a2020.0077DOI Listing

Dilemmas in resuscitation of COVID-19 patients based on current evidence.

Cardiol J 2020 18;27(3):327-328. Epub 2020 May 18.

1st Chair and Department of Cardiology, Medical University of Warsaw, Warsaw, Poland.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.5603/CJ.a2020.0066DOI Listing

Direct oral anticoagulants in cancer-associated venous thromboembolism: It is high time for a change of therapeutic paradigm.

Cardiol J 2020 May 18. Epub 2020 May 18.

Department of Pulmonary Circulation, Thromboembolic Diseases and Cardiology, Centre of Postgraduate Medical Education, European Health Centre Otwock.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.5603/CJ.a2020.0067DOI Listing

Resuscitation of the patient with suspected/confirmed COVID-19 when wearing personal protective equipment: A randomized multicenter crossover simulation trial.

Cardiol J 2020 May 18. Epub 2020 May 18.

Lazarski University, Warsaw, Poland.

Background: The aim of the study was to evaluate various methods of chest compressions in patients with suspected/confirmed SARS-CoV-2 infection conducted by medical students wearing full personal protective equipment (PPE) for aerosol generating procedures (AGP).

Methods: This was prospective, randomized, multicenter, single-blinded, crossover simulation trial. Thirty-five medical students after an advanced cardiovascular life support course, which included performing 2-min continuous chest compression scenarios using 3 methods: (A) manual chest compression (CC), (B) compression with CPRMeter, (C) compression with LifeLine ARM device. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.5603/CJ.a2020.0068DOI Listing

Predictors of the voltage derived left atrial fibrosis in patients with long-standing persistent atrial fibrillation.

Cardiol J 2020 May 18. Epub 2020 May 18.

Department of Cardiology, Pomeranian Medical University, Szczecin, Poland.

Background: Left atrial (LA) arrhythmogenic substrate beyond the pulmonary veins (PV) seems to play a crucial role in the maintenance of atrial fibrillation (AF). The aim of this study was to evaluate the association of selected parameters with the presence and extent of voltage-defined LA fibrosis in patients with long-standing persistent AF (LSPAF) undergoing catheter ablation.

Methods: One hundred and sixteen consecutive patients underwent high density-high resolution voltage mapping of the LA with a multielectrode catheter following PV isolation and restoration of sinus rhythm with cardioversion. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.5603/CJ.a2020.0069DOI Listing

Erythrocyte transfusion limits the role of elevated red cell distribution width on predicting cardiac surgery associated acute kidney injury.

Cardiol J 2020 May 18. Epub 2020 May 18.

Department of Nephrology, Zhongshan Hospital, Fudan University, Shanghai, China, No 180 Fenglin Road, Shanghai 200032, China, 200032 Shanghai, China.

Background: Acute kidney injury (AKI) is one of the more serious complications after cardiac surgery. Elevated red cell distribution width (RDW) was reported as a predictor for cardiac surgery associated acute kidney injury (CSAKI). However, the increment of RDW by erythrocyte transfusion makes its prognostic role doubtful. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.5603/CJ.a2020.0070DOI Listing

Exercise based assessment of cardiac autonomic function in type 1 versus type 2 diabetes mellitus.

Cardiol J 2020 May 7. Epub 2020 May 7.

University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, Division of Endocrinology, 1120 NW 14th Street., 33136 Miami, United States.

Background: Cardiac autonomic neuropathy (CAN) is a complication of diabetes mellitus (DM) that is associated with increased mortality. Exercise-based assessment of autonomic function has identified diminished parasympathetic reactivation after exercise in type 2 DM. It is postulated herein, that this would be more prominent among those with type 1 DM. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.5603/CJ.a2020.0064DOI Listing

COVID-19 - Toward a comprehensive understanding of the disease.

Cardiol J 2020 7;27(2):99-114. Epub 2020 May 7.

1st Department of Cardiology, University Catheterization Laboratories, Medical University of Gdansk, Poland.

The evidence on the pathophysiology of the novel coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 infection is rapidly growing. Understanding why some patients suffering from COVID-19 are getting so sick, while others are not, has become an informal imperative for researchers and clinicians around the globe. The answer to this question would allow rationalizing the fear surrounding this pandemic. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.5603/CJ.a2020.0065DOI Listing

Isoprenaline induced Takotsubo syndrome: Histopathological analyses of female rat hearts.

Cardiol J 2020 Apr 24. Epub 2020 Apr 24.

Department of Cardiology, Medical University of Warsaw, Warsaw, Poland.

Background: Takotsubo syndrome (TTS) is a stress-induced disorder affecting mostly postmenopausal women. The aim of the study was to evaluate isoprenaline (ISO) dependent female rat model and histopathological characteristics in TTS.

Methods: Forty-nine Sprague Dawley female rats, 12 weeks old, were injected intraperitoneally with a single dose of ISO at doses 50 (n = 8), 75 (n = 6), 100 (n = 3), 150 (n = 27) and 200 (n = 5) mg/kg body weight (bw). Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.5603/CJ.a2020.0057DOI Listing

Comparison of Figulla Flex® and Amplatzer™ devices for atrial septal defect closure: A meta-analysis.

Cardiol J 2020 Apr 24. Epub 2020 Apr 24.

Instituto de Ciencias del Corazón (ICICOR), Hospital Clínico Universitario de Valladolid, Valladolid, Spain, Spain.

Background: Atrial septal defect (ASD) is one of the most common congenital heart diseases. Percutaneous closure is the preferred treatment, but certain complications remain a concern. The most common devices are AMPLATZER™ (ASO) (St. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.5603/CJ.a2020.0058DOI Listing

Prevalence and prognostic value of monoclonal gammopathy in heart failure patients with preserved ejection fraction: A prospective study.

Cardiol J 2020 Apr 24. Epub 2020 Apr 24.

Department of Cardiology, IIS-Hospital Universitario Fundación Jiménez Díaz - Quironsalud, Av Reyes Catolicos 2, 28040 Madrid, Spain.

Background: Heart failure (HF) with preserved ejection fraction (HFpEF) and monoclonal gammopathy of uncertain significance (MGUS) are two entities that share pathophysiological mechanisms. The aim herein, was to assess the prevalence of MGUS in patients with HFpEF and no left ventricular (LV) hypertrophy, as well as its association with a pre-specified clinical endpoint at 12 months.

Methods: The present study prospectively enrolled 69 patients admitted with HF, with ejection fraction ≥ 50%, and LV wall thickness < 12 mm. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.5603/CJ.a2020.0059DOI Listing

Catheter directed thrombolytic therapy and aspiration thrombectomy in intermediate pulmonary embolism with long term results.

Cardiol J 2020 Apr 24. Epub 2020 Apr 24.

Cardiac and Vascular Center, Semmelweis University, Városmajor str 68, 1122 Budapest, Hungary.

Background: Catheter directed thrombolysis (CDT) and thrombectomy represent well established techniques for the treatment of intermediate pulmonary embolism (IPE). The long-term effect of catheter directed thrombolysis of IPE is unknown.

Methods: Clinical, interventional and echocardiographic data from 80 consecutive patients with IPE who were treated with CDT were evaluated. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.5603/CJ.a2020.0060DOI Listing

Role of extracellular signal-regulated kinase 1/2 signaling underlying cardiac hypertrophy.

Cardiol J 2020 Apr 24. Epub 2020 Apr 24.

Beijing Sport University, #48 Information Road, Beijing, 100084 Beijing, China.

Cardiac hypertrophy is the result of increased myocardial cell size responding to an increased workload and developmental signals. These extrinsic and intrinsic stimuli as key drivers of cardiac hypertrophy have spurred efforts to target their associated signaling pathways. The extracellular signal-regulated kinases 1/2(ERK1/2), as an essential member of mitogen-activated protein kinases (MAPKs), has been widely recognized for promoting cardiac growth. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.5603/CJ.a2020.0061DOI Listing

Incidence of long-term cardiotoxicity and evolution of the systolic function in patients with breast cancer treated with anthracyclines.

Cardiol J 2020 Apr 24. Epub 2020 Apr 24.

Hospital Universitario de Getafe, Carretera de Toledo s/n, 28905 Madrid, Spain.

Background: Anthracycline cardiotoxicity (AC) may manifest years after treatment (long-term cardiotoxicity). There is little data on the incidence and natural history of AC in the current context, with protocols including lower anthracycline doses. The present study prospectively evaluated the incidence, time of occurrence and clinical correlates of long-term cardiotoxicity and the evolution of systolic function in patients with breast cancer treated with anthracyclines. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.5603/CJ.a2020.0062DOI Listing

Influence of lipid profile and statin administration on arterial stiffness in renal transplant recipients.

Cardiol J 2020 Apr 24. Epub 2020 Apr 24.

Medizinische Klinik mit Schwerpunkt Nephrologie und Internistische Intensivmedizin, Charité - Universitätsmedizin, Berlin, Germany, Charitépl. 1, 10117 Berlin, Germany.

Background: Hyperlipidemia is one of the major risk factors for developing a cardiovascular disease (CVD) and it is a frequent post-transplant complication, occurring in up to 60% of the renal transplant recipients (RTRs). Lipid lowering therapy with HMG-CoA reductase inhibitors (statins) is generally recommended and may reduce the overall cardiovascular risk. The aim of this study was to evaluate the lipid profile, statin administration and their relationship with arterial stiffness parameters in renal transplant recipients. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.5603/CJ.a2020.0063DOI Listing

Transient receptor potential channel TRPV4 mediates TGF-β1-induced differentiation of human ventricular fibroblasts.

Cardiol J 2020 24;27(2):162-170. Epub 2020 Apr 24.

Cardiology Division, Department of Internal Medicine, Yonsei University Wonju College of Medicine, Wonju, Korea, Republic Of.

Background: Cardiac fibroblasts (CFs) are principal extracellular matrix-producing cells. In response to injury, CFs transdifferentiate into myofibroblasts. Intracellular calcium (Ca2+) signaling, involved in fibroblast proliferation and differentiation, is activated in fibroblasts through transient receptor potential (TRP) channels, but the function of these channels has not been investigated in human ventricular CFs. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.5603/CJ.a2019.0050DOI Listing

COVID-19 challenge for modern medicine.

Cardiol J 2020;27(2):175-183. Epub 2020 Apr 14.

Department of Emergency Medical Service, Wroclaw Medical University, Wroclaw, Poland.

Coronaviruses cause disease in animals and people around the world. Human coronaviruses (HCoV) are mainly known to cause infections of the upper and lower respiratory tract but the symptoms may also involve the nervous and digestive systems. Since the beginning of December 2019, there has been an epidemic of SARS-CoV-2, which was originally referred to as 2019-nCoV. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.5603/CJ.a2020.0055DOI Listing

Inhibitors of the renin-angiotensin system: The potential role in the pathogenesis of COVID-19.

Cardiol J 2020 14;27(2):171-174. Epub 2020 Apr 14.

Department of Cardiology, the First Affiliated Hospital of Soochow University, Suzhou City, Jiangsu Province, P.R. China.

Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), which initially began in China, has spread to other countries of Asia, Europe, America, Africa and Oceania, with the number of confirmed cases and suspected cases increasing each day. According to recently published research, it was found that the majority of the severe cases were elderly, and many of them had at least one chronic disease, especially cardiovascular diseases. Angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitors/angiotensin receptor blockers (ACEIs/ARBs) are the most widely used drugs for cardiovascular diseases. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.5603/CJ.a2020.0056DOI Listing

Extracorporeal membrane oxygenation in COVID-19.

Cardiol J 2020;27(2):216-217. Epub 2020 Apr 14.

Lazarski University, Warsaw, Poland.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.5603/CJ.a2020.0053DOI Listing

Cloth masks versus medical masks for COVID-19 protection.

Cardiol J 2020;27(2):218-219. Epub 2020 Apr 14.

1st Department of Cardiology, Medical University of Gdansk, Poland.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.5603/CJ.a2020.0054DOI Listing

Success rate and safety of catheter ablation in preexcitation syndrome: A comparison between adult and pediatric patients.

Cardiol J 2020 Mar 24. Epub 2020 Mar 24.

Department of Paediatric Cardiology and General Paediatrics, Medical University of Warsaw.

Background: In contrast to adults, in whom cardiac rhythm disorders are mainly conditioned by coronary artery disease, in children, arrhythmias are most often associated with inherited heart disorders. Catheter ablation (CA) has an important role in the management of cardiac arrhythmias, in adults and children. The aim of the study was to assess and compare the efficacy and safety of CA in children and adults with preexcitation syndrome. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.5603/CJ.a2020.0030DOI Listing

Stroke volume and cardiac output non-invasive monitoring based on brachial oscillometry-derived pulse contour analysis: Explanatory variables and reference intervals throughout life (3-88 years).

Cardiol J 2020 Mar 24. Epub 2020 Mar 24.

CUiiDARTE, School of Medicine, Republic University, General Flores 2125, 11800 Montevideo, Uruguay.

Background: Non-invasive assessment of stroke volume (SV), cardiac output (CO) and cardiac index (CI) has shown to be useful for the evaluation, diagnosis and/or management of different clinical conditions. Through pulse contour analysis (PCA) cuff‑based oscillometric devices would enable obtaining ambulatory operator-independent non-invasive hemodynamic monitoring. There are no reference intervals (RIs), when considered as a continuum in childhood, adolescence and adult life, for PCA-derived SV [SV(PCA)], CO [CO(PCA)] and CI [CI(PCA)]. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.5603/CJ.a2020.0031DOI Listing